Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
At the top of the list.
The faithfulness to the source material
A certain amount of expression from the characters.
Hopefully not as bad as the first....
I am not afraid to admit that I love these books! Obviously, the mythological basis for the stories is the magnet for me, but the action and adventure hold my attention. I find the narrator a little distracting at times, but he does a fair job. I do think the best narrators are the ones who don't act like they're reading a kid's book, of which Mr. Bernstein is unfortunately guilty.
The author seemed to have a clear vision for the series, it moved fast, full of adventure
The elements that manipulated the characters, but characters like percy prevailed
I love that I can hear it not read it.
I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes- good reader, excellent story
the ending left me hanging for the next book,
Yes, book 1 - equally good
no - but I almost never do - I like to use it while i'm on the go to motivate me to want to get back to the boook and, in turn, get going
Hello, I'm Adrian. I'm engaged to Nichole Braddock and love books! Though I don't have much time to sit and read so I listen... But audio books whole new universe! They make old books new and new books classics! I myself get into some moods and don't write the greatest reviews. Forgive me. I like to review books but it just feels too much like work to me :p
A bit more like a filler than a real part of the overall storyline. Only parts of it really move the story along. Makes me think of the second book of the Harry Potter series. I wouldn't have called that one a filler at the time. And I still probably wouldn't. But that could be because it advanced character development. Were as this one doesn't do that much at all. And really thats what fillers should do. They should get you to know the characters better. But even though there is an attempt at that I don't feel it in this book. This story is made for more of the preteen audience. Even so a good story doesn't have to lose the more complex storyline and character development tools that adults can understand and children can look around or even learn from.
The story was very interesting. The action and the flow of the story are great.
My family and I read the first book together and then listened to the rest. Even my husband loves them.
The performance was awful. The narrator read it they way I would imagine a ditzy teenage girl talking and his voice were horribly annoying!
Great for older kids that have an interest in mythology. The author blends mythological beings and modern teenage culture in a clever way.
My son really enjoys these books, but he doesn't yet recognize many of the words when he tries to read the book for the first time. We enjoyed listening to this book together on a long car trip, I didn't get bored by it and could explain some of the action and what some of the words meant. Once he heard the book he was able to read it from the text. It really gave him reading confidence and taught him a multitude of new words and sentence constructs.